AI and Society 32 (3):421-432 (2017)

Archana Verma
Jawaharlal Nehru University
As the annual air passenger traffic in India is increasing steeply, an environmental impact assessment on important cities connected by air is becoming increasingly indispensable. This study proposes an innovative screening method that uses a modified Environmental Vulnerability Index. This modified EVI calculator includes aviation-related parameters and can be used to assess the environmental vulnerabilities of political states and cities, in addition to countries as is being already done. This study also suggests the need to include aspects of human comfort in the screening process through the use of state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamical software and large eddy simulations which can be used to estimate forces experienced by aircraft of different sizes during in-flight turbulence for various weather conditions. A comparative analysis is presented on how changing the size of the aircraft operating in a particular route between the cities of Chennai and Bengaluru has better implications on both passenger comfort and the environment. It is observed that if commercial airlines incorporated fewer medium-sized aircraft, there would be a significant reduction in the environmental vulnerability of the two connected cities.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2017
DOI 10.1007/s00146-016-0650-y
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 59,677
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Case Studies in Environmental Ethics.Patrick Derr & Edward McNamara - 2003 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Agricultural Biotechnology and Environmental Justice.Kristen Hessler - 2011 - Environmental Ethics 33 (3):267-282.
On the Study of China's Environmental History.Cui-Rong Liu - 2006 - Nankai University (Philosophy and Social Sciences) 2:14-21.


Added to PP index

Total views
26 ( #409,370 of 2,432,203 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #467,285 of 2,432,203 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes